Did Amazon Just Drop an Apple TV Clue?
If you’re thinking about buying a new Apple TV, you may want to wait a few days. As first reported by Apple Insider, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) digital media receiver product was briefly out of stock on both the French and German versions of Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) website. While normally this would simply be an indication that Apple TV is selling well in Europe, both sites also happened to list an expected availability date of October 23.
As noted by Apple Insider, October 23 is the day after Apple’s upcoming media event on Tuesday, when the company is widely expected to unveil the fifth-generation iPad, the second-generation iPad mini, and an upgraded MacBook Pro. However, the October 23 availability date listed on some of Amazon’s online storefronts suggests that the event may also feature an Apple TV hardware refresh.
On the other hand, Amazon’s French and German webpages have since updated their Apple TV inventory status as “in stock,” so it’s quite possible that the October 23 availability date was a coincidental error. However, this is not the only Apple TV hardware rumor that is currently circulating.